Our favorite place to be on the 4th of July is a small town on Lake Huron - just north of where I was born. In fact, it's one of my favorite places in the world.  Greg and Ella and I headed up there together for the 4th and had a great time.

Ella looked patriotic in her new red chef's hat (she opened her birthday presents early from her grandpa - my dad)!
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The parade was fun - it circled around a historical (but still working) lighthouse (the main picture for this blog was taken at the top of that lighthouse).  The parade had lots of kids with bikes, old cars, fire trucks and big dudes on little cars.
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Then, there were games! Bean bag toss...
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Ring toss...
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And the money pit...all of which Ella perfected.
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After a few hours of garage-saling (why is it more fun in other towns?) we ventured out to one of the private beaches  and prepared ourselves for the fireworks. It was nice to see my dad relax with a smile on his face!
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It was beautiful!
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Finally! Dark enough to get started wth fireworks! 
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Such a great time....no pressure, no crowds, beautiful weather and scenery and hanging with my dad.  A perfect 4th indeed.
 


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Grandpa John
07/06/2010 7:45am

It was only perfect 'cause you guys were there!

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02/11/2011 12:46am

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. Do you agree?

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10/16/2013 11:54pm

I see you guys, got a lot of fun.. I think I'm going to put this place on my travel list~ ;)

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